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School of Public Policy and Leadership News

The School of Public Policy and Leadership employs an interdisciplinary approach to create knowledge and understanding to support effective policy and governance through collaborations of faculty, students, and the greater community.

Current Public Policy and Leadership News

Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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People | June 22, 2021

Lang was a powerful advocate for UNLV and the role of higher education in helping Southern Nevada thrive.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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People | May 12, 2021

After leaving college to enter the hospitality industry, Clay Hartley took advantage of a program through MGM Resorts International to finally earn his degree.

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People | May 10, 2021

HOPE Scholar Theresa Butler earns her bachelor's and dives into public policy based on her experience.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Public Policy and Leadership In The News

El Tiempo
June 23, 2021

Robert E. Lang, a UNLV professor who is credited with helping Las Vegas recover from the Great Recession and diversify its economy, died Monday of cancer complications. He was 62 years old.

June 23, 2021

The US government’s definition of an American metropolis could change and some cities are concerned about being downgraded.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 23, 2021

Robert E. Lang, a UNLV professor credited with helping Las Vegas recover from the Great Recession and diversify its economy, died Monday of complications from cancer. He was 62.

Las Vegas Sun
June 22, 2021

Robert E. Lang, whose influence as a policy leader in Southern Nevada can be seen in such projects as UNLV’s medical school and Allegiant Stadium, has died. He was at 62.

News Chant
May 21, 2021

President Joe Biden signed a brand new bill into law Thursday, with the aim of combatting hate crimes in opposition to Asian Americans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily Nevada News
May 21, 2021

President Joe Biden signed a new bill on Thursday aimed at tackling hate crimes against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recent Public Policy and Leadership Accomplishments

June 1, 2021
Jesse Barnes (Public Policy & Leadership), Anjala Krishen (Marketing & International Business), and Han-fen Hu (Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology) recently had their paper, "Untapped Knowledge about Water Reuse: the Roles of Direct and Indirect Educational Messaging," published in Water Resources Management. This study...
May 20, 2021
Gabriela Buccini (Environmental & Occupational Health), Katherine Marcal (Social Work), and Krystyna A. Stave (Public Policy and Leadership) recently received a R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. As part of the award, the collaborators will...
May 19, 2021
A number of undergraduate students were recognized during the office of undergraduate research (OUR) spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. They include: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership), who was awarded Best Podium Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her presentation was Police...
May 12, 2021
Madison Frazee (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Political Science) and Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently were awarded Best Lightning Talk and Best Podium Presentation, respectively, in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences discipline for...
February 8, 2021
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (Lincy and Brookings Mountain West), and Karen Danielsen (Public Policy and Leadership) are the authors of "In 2020, the Largest Metro Areas Made the Difference for Democrats," which was published by The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. The analysis applies the "blue metros, red...
December 10, 2020
Jayce L. Farmer (Public Policy and Leadership) co-authored an article, “Social Media as an Innovative Policy Tool: Lessons and Recommendations from the City of Austin,” in the Journal of Public Management & Social Policy. This article provides an assessment of the city of Austin’s (Texas) use of social media in its community policing efforts....